From 2D paint programs to 3D modeling softwares, computer technology changed lots of things in graphic design. The improvements made on software programs turned every computer into a single studio for bot graphic design and motion graphics. Before computers were widely available, it was a costly business and consumed lots of time. As the costs of producing motion graphics on computer droped, it became a discipline that we see in very different mediums. Most important programs for the widespread use of motion graphics were After Effects, Discreet Combustion and Apple Motion.
Apart from it’s history, motion graphics became even more limitles with newer technology. These newer versions of desktop applications like After Effects collected together special effects, compositing and color correction tools and also 3D applications. Motion graphics evolved as an art form with 3D elements. Other than After Effects, Autodesk’s Maya and 3D Studio are used for animation and design. It also become popular for commercial uses.